Tricker’s Stow Country Boot
The Tricker’s Stow Country Boot is as English as it gets. It is a design classic and has a well-deserved place in every gentleman’s boot room.
Tricker’s was founded in 1829 and is rightly known as having perfected the English Country boot, a classic and specific style characterised by a heavy build, strong welts, and intricate brogueing detail.
In the 19th Century, knee-high, curved-top boots were the standard-issue footwear for the armies of Europe. These boots were not the most practical of footwear especially when it came to pulling them on and off, often when the ground was wet and muddy.
A half-boot evolved with two leather flaps below the ankles that could be laced together with eyelets arranged in parallel. A wider opening for the foot made the boots more comfortable for people, as the width of the boot could be adjusted by tightening or loosening the laces at the bottom of the flaps, as they did not meet at the bottom.
Also, at the turn of the 19th Century, brogue perforations were being used by Irish and Scottish farmers who found themselves constantly needing to take off their boots and drain them of water. The name originates from the Gaelic word, ‘bróg.’
While the original Tricker’s Country Boot, underwent rapid development in the early years, it quickly arrived at the classic form we are so familiar with today, when brogueing was first used as a template for fashionable footwear.
In the 1930’s Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor and the former Prince of Wales deserves some credit for having made brogueing popular and over time they were adopted by country gentlemen as an outdoor country walking boot.
Tricker's Distinctive Brogueing
The English aristocracy bought Tricker’s for weekend country use, as they kept your feet dry whilst hunting, walking and working on the land. It is little wonder that farmers all over England, then the whole of Britain, swore by the comfort, durability and practicality of Tricker’s Stow Country Boots.
The Stow Country Boot in Marron Calf Leather
In 1937, Tricker’s commissioned two lasts to celebrate the coronation of King George VI, one of which the 4497S is synonymous with the Stow Country Boot.
Last Rack at Tricker's
Last number 4497S is a generous fit, but true to a regular UK size.
Our uncompromising standards of craftsmanship and use of honest materials are values that have been preserved and developed through five generations and are observed as resolutely today as they were in 1829.
A half bellows tongue is folded and attached to the boot to provide a watertight seal, with the storm welt providing an additional waterproof seal between the shoe's leather upper and sole. The leather uppers are durable, breathable, and flexible. It fits the contours of your feet perfectly feet making it more comfortable.
Tricker’s traditionally uses double-layer oak leather soles but many customers opt for the studded Dainite sole, especially when their boots often get wet.
Tricker's Dainite Sole
Dainite introduced their famous studded sole in 1910. The Dainite sole answered formal needs with smooth rubber and practical needs with recessed studs that help the wearer grip to the ground. Also, the simple composition of the sole makes them easy to wipe down and less likely to track dirt
The Stow Country Boot is instantly recognisable today for its brogue patterning, synonymous to Tricker’s; however, its strong, solid build and seven eyelets make it as recognisable, whilst by no means flashy.
All Tricker’s Country Boots are handmade in Northampton, situated in the heart of England, a town renowned for its shoe industry – the history of which goes back hundreds of years.
The Factory in Northampton, England.
While Tricker's Country Boots and their distinctive look are often imitated, they remain unrivalled in quality, personality and character. Tricker’s reputation is built on quality, comfort and character, which matter in equal measure to all our customers,
When you choose Tricker’s, you never have to choose between practicality, durability and style. Trickers footwear has a justifiably high reputation for quality, having received a Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales who granted the company his Royal Warrant for Shoemaking in 1989.
The integrity and natural authority of our products, their individuality and self-assuredness are reflected in our customers and ultimately sets us apart.